The 5 top-selling electric cars in the US

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Associated Press

Posted on September 22, 2012 at 1:02 PM

Americans have been slow to adopt electric cars. Here are the five top sellers in the U.S. this year, with sales listed through August.

Chevrolet Volt: 13,497

Toyota Prius Plug-in: 6,082

Nissan Leaf: 4,228

Mitsubishi i-MiEV: 403

Ford Focus Electric: 169

Source: Auto companies, Autodata Corp.

Fisker Automotive says it has sold more than 1,000 Karma sports sedans in the U.S. since December but would not say how many were sold this year. Ford Focus Electric fleet sales started in December, but it was not in dealers until May.

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